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TVHS to learn about U.S. Balloon Corps


Last updated 6/21/2019 at 2:55am

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Thaddeus Lowe, inventor and founder of the U.S. Balloon Corps, and his wife Leontine, will be portrayed by Steve and Patrice Demory of Anaheim at the Temecula Valley Historical Society's next meeting, June 24.

TEMECULA – The Temecula Valley Historical Society invites the public to attend a free presentation about the U.S. Balloon Corps during the Civil War at 6 p.m., Monday, June 24, at the Little Temecula History Center, the red barn at the corner of Redhawk Parkway and Wolf Store Road.

Steve and Patrice Demory of Anaheim will portray Thaddeus Lowe and his wife Leontine in period attire and give an extensive PowerPoint presentation, "Thaddeus Lowe and the U.S. Balloon Corps," a little known aspect of the American Civil War. The U.S. Balloon Corps is considered the forerunner of today's...

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